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Robert Half Payroll Specalist in CHICAGO, Illinois


Are you seeking a challenging position at a well-known company? Then you may be interested in this opening for a Full Time Payroll Specialist. Robert Half has a Payroll Specialist position available on a team with a based Chicago, IL. In this Payroll Specialist position, you will be required to support the payroll department through a number of duties including data entry, reconciliation of timecards, paycheck distribution and providing statements to various departments. In order to successfully perform as part of this dynamic, fast-growing team, a candidate will need to communicate effectively with both internal team members and outside customers. This Payroll Specialist opportunity is your chance get your career moving in the right direction so click the apply button today and become an integral part of the team.

  • Process multi-state bi-weekly payrolls for various entities and pay groups.

  • Submit monthly unionized pension payments to manager for review and payment

  • Resolve all timecard issues

  • Monitor promotions, terminations, and leaves

  • Reconcile payroll suspense entries

  • Review new employee information and ensure start date and pay are correct

  • Build and run custom reports

  • Data entry into spreadsheets and the payroll system

  • Organize data into spreadsheets and the payroll system

  • Manage communications with employees on timesheet approvals

  • Supply the organization with instructions/training regarding the use of payroll-related systems including entry of timesheets, online access of pay statements, etc.

  • Devise a system of administering and distributing reports

  • Perform clerical duties such as filing, scanning, faxing, photocopying, etc.


Bachelor’s degree in Business or Accounting preferred.

  • 5 years’ + payroll experience preferred.

  • ADP Workforce Now experience

  • Knowledge of Multistate Payroll

  • Process Payroll experience

  • Excellent data entry skills

  • Efficient in Payroll software

  • Exceptional analytical, quantitative, and social skills

  • Proven ability to quickly learn new systems

  • Observant, accurate and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Great written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

  • Possess strong organizational and follow-up skills

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